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-- property owner, he declined to comment. live, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> happening now, president obama is back in the bay area trying to drum up support and campaign dollars. ktvu's david stevenson is live. >> reporter: supporters and critics outside bill graham civic auditorium. we learned the president is expected to arrive within the hour. part of a sweep through the bay area that is expected to net 5.5 to $6 million. this is his last campaign appearance before the election and that brought out hundreds of supporters and protesters. people here are here to demand an immediate withdrawal of troops in the middle east. >> we are not funneling drugs to the black market. we are keeping patients like myself from having to resort to the black market. >> if they could explain how we could get 60 votes in the senate, look, this is their great democratic process. >> reporter: hundreds of supporters of the president lined up to pick up tickets for the bill graham civic auditorium, that includes a dinner and a concert. tickets range from $100 to $20,000 a person. the president
at summer time staffing levels. live, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> breaking news out of san mateo county, a school bus accident before 5:00 p.m. tonight on highway 17. officials say the bus collided with a van. only the driver was inside the bus at the time and there are serious injuries. one lane of highway 17 is closed at this hour. we are working to get more information. >>> more developing news in the central valley. 40 people were injured when a big rig collided with a amtrak train along the amtrak line. the big rig struck the train where the tracks cross kansas avenue. ktvu's kara cara liu has more -- cara liu has more. >> reporter: one of the victims heard screams and crying before the accident. a big rig slams into the train about 12:30 p.m. this afternoon. you could see the derailed training leaning. she was in a second car, she says she was returning home after visiting hayward. she says she wasn't seriously hurt but it was scary when the train started tipping. >> you couldn't see anything. it was just all dusty and, you know, you are breathing in the dirt. people start
. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> how will you vote in this year's election. take the ktvu election quiz. this candidate is the best match for you. >> ktvu political analysts is keeping a close eye on tomorrow's debate. >> i know you've seen so many debate. who do you think came up on top tonight. >> it's a good night for governor romney. no big surprises, no real mistakes, no gas, no outstanding zingers. i think romney is poised. he did what he did it to do. he's behind in the battle ground states and deceptive with attacking the president. this is pretty much a good night for him. he avoided the pitfalls. president obama, social security, medicare, medicaid and he avoided it. >> what do you think viewers are looking for in tonight's debate? >> i think voters look what they are looking for. and voters have an opportunity to compare the two candidates, basically saying, someone representing me, my values, my family, my interest. if you like obama coming in, no big surprise coming out. he spoke your language. he appealed your interest and values. if you like romney, it's a good night. i d
ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for waking up with us on this monday morning october 8th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm ken wayne. dave clark is off this morning. let's get a quick look at traffic and weather. steve, how is it looking? >> it looks cold and clear. some of the lows are getting down into the low to mid 40s. it will be a cooler day today. a little system to the west of us getting closer. that will give temperatures in the afternoon five degrees cooling from sunday. 60s and 70s. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. northbound 101 traffic that looks pretty good approaching the 80 split with no major problems. also looking at the commute if you are driving to the bay bridge we already have a crowd here at the toll plaza. 6:00 let's go back to the desk. >>> topping our new there is is a big mess in downtown oakland after protestors targeted institutions from banks to city hall. tara moriarty is live in downtown oakland covering the effort to repair vandalized buildings. >> reporter: some of the windows that protestors smashed have been boarded up
the coliseum, mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. >> just as recently as nine games ago, the oakland a's were actually five games out of first place. >> and they responded by winning their last six in a row, including a three-game sweep with the texas rangers. from 5-to-1, the a's come back with a 6-1. yoenis cespedes set what looked like a fly ball to center. but you see josh hamilton loses the ball. a drop for a two-run error. it gave the a's a 7-5 lead. >> the eighth had four more runs with the bases loaded. brandon moss shoots a single to right. nelson has problems on his own. all three runners score. a's up 12-5. then grant balfour gets michael young to fly out meekly to center. that ends the game. so for the second time in three days, the a's were popping champagne corks, for their division title more details now on the american league play-offs. the a's are the western division champs, as we mentioned, but their opponent is still up in the air. all depends on what the yankees do tonight. if they win, the a's will play the detroit tiergs. tigers. >>> well, the party was not only on th
that will be focused on foreign policy. in denver, ken pritchett, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> stay with ktvu for continuing election cove ram. at 10:25, we delve deeper into the question of which candidate won tonight's debate, with some non-partisan opinions. then reaction from bay area democrats and republicans. what voters on both sides can agree on. and on ktvu.com, you'll find a tab dedicated to tonight's debate with more video. >>> what a finish the oakland a's have capped a storybook season with an improbable winning streak. tonight, the oakland a's, are champion of the american league west. the a's needed a big comeback, but that is the story of the season, after a slow start at  the beginning of the season, the a's really turned it on in the 2nd half, ultimately sweeping the angels to win the west. it was their first division crown in two years, and few people saw it coming. ken wayne is live now at the coliseum, with fans who are still celebrating. >> reporter: there is one word used to describe this year's oakland a's. a-mazing. the players took a victory lap to thank the fans w
after a fire burned their home. ktvu channel 2 reporter claudine wong has been there since 4:30 this morning getting a close look at the damage. >> reporter: good morning, tori. we have daylight. we can get a look at the damage. you can see how hot this fire burned. there was a partial roof collapse this morning. so waiting for daylight was very important for investigations to make sure it was safe so they can figure out what areas are safe to go into as they try to figure this out. we just talked to a neighbor who practically could feel the heat of the fire from his deck. he told us what he saw. >> from what i could tell, it was another oakland hills fire. it was so intense and so big. i thought what's going on here? it was just the one house. but it was very scary. >> reporter: when he first saw the firefighter, the firefighters were not called get. they got a call at about 12:15 and they got here and saw the fire was surrounding threatening -- the fire was threatsenning surrounding homes and they called for backup. there was one person in a wheelchair. two officers were a
teacher who was found dead after being accused of molestation. as ktvu's john sasaki reports, that teacher was a beloved member of their school community. >> reporter: classes led out early today at albany middle school because of the hardships the school is enduring today. >> i had him as a teacher he was a really great teacher and i really miss him. >> reporter: tears flowed freely for the teacher that committed just five days after arrested for allegedly committing a lewd act on a minor. >> so i just feel really bad for all of his family and friends and all the teachers here that they loved him. he was a great guy. >> reporter: there was an outpouring of support and some in the school security say they do not believe the allegations. >> that's two families suffering through very difficult situationless. one suffering through a loss and the other dealing with their child being touched inappropriately. >> we don't have all the information. that's all we tell them. you shouldn't judge things until you have the information. >> reporter: despite that unknown situation, teachers and staff wor
their division. ktvu's amber lee live at the coliseum to explain why some fans are calling the a's achievement money ball two, amber. >> reporter: frank, boy the mood out here is electric even from out here i can hear the roar of the crowd. like you said one out from khrefrpling a wild card spot. and the fans are going crazy inside -- from colleging a wild card spot and the fans are going crazy inside. fans are on a high tonight despite a season of low attendance, low payroll and low expectation. >> we decided to get here especially with the a's pushing to win a division. >> reporter: even with pitch perfect weather tonight, only an estimated 19,000 fans attended the game. >> the book of season tickets that's all. >> reporter: one season ticketholder proudly showed us a book filled with this year's game. katherine says she has attended almost every game for the past four decades. >> i just enjoy it. i just hope i can keep coming. >> reporter: we spoke with a's manager bob melvin about the keys to this season's success shortly before the start of tonight's game. >> we got a lot of good players,
it to you. if not we will see you tonight at 6:00 for the meeting. until then, paul chambers, ktvu news. >>> ktvu's rita williams with what appears to be a disturbing trend after five shootings in just days. >> reporter: oakland has seen spikes before but this one is dramatic. four killed in oakland in just nine hours, statistics to some, to others the loss of real people who were loved. >> we sort of left with this big blank spot up in our minds and hearts like gone. just gone. >> reporter: she's talking about 23-year-old robert dale. a neighbor she's known since he was a little boy. dale lost his own mother when he was three and now his two- year-old son will grow up without his dad. and sarah mellis now will race his dad alone. >> it hurts. it hurts me, it hurts my son. it hurts his family. >> reporter: police say dale was sitting in a car with another young man in front of his house on 72nd off international about 6:00 this morning. >> something transpired whether it's a confrontation, and that's when the suspect opened fire, and shooting and killing both of our victims. >> reporte
, this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning, welcome to mornings on 2, i am dave clark. >> i am tori campbell, thursday, october 4th. we begin with developing news on the morning commute. bart has been experiencing major system-wide delays to the past two hours. ktvu's alex savidge is live there with developments. >> reporter: good morning, yes, this was a stalled work vehicle that had triggered delays earlier on. but that problem has been taken care of. we did just get word from bart a couple of minutes ago that all of their trains this morning are now running on time. earlier on the delays were significant. show you video of what it looks like here with video. a bart spokesman told us they were experiencing 40 minute delays on two lines from the east bay into san francisco. that would be those lines. this was because of a maintenance vehicle blocking tracks early this morning south of the mcarthur station. now that vehicle has been cleared out of the way but trains were backed up. everything started about 4:30 this morning when that vehicle that rides actually on the bart tracks itself came
often fever is gripping both sides of the bay. ktvu's amber lee live in san francisco with how businesses are trying to recapture the magic they last saw during the giant's world series win. >> reporter: gasia, it's october orange. a tribute to the giant's success. landmarks such as coit tower are aglow and has businesses seeing green. the w hotel south of market has sold out this weekend at $400 to $500 a room per night. the giants playing the first play off game at home this weekend is the reason for all the hype. >> it's the local residents coming in, not so much the out of towners. they come in and make a whole package deal out of it. >> reporter: across the city in alameda, it's the a's that are bringing out the fans. the team is busiest when the team plays in the road. >> it's fun. everybody is happy, smiling, cheering, slapping hands. it's more of a team atmosphere. it's really fun. >> reporter: about a block away, mcgee's bar and grill expects up to a 25% increase in business this weekend. postseason baseball is golden for the green and gold faithful. >> it will be pack
today likely spent a lot of time in traffic. ktvu's christien kafton joins us live from the city on just how people got around. >> reporter: you can see giant fans here making their way from at&t park. tonight's game mark it is end of a wild weekend making its way in and around town. >> the platform is very crowded, still downstairs. >> reporter: one look at the packed platforms and it was easy to see how b.a.r.t. broke its weekend ridership with 3,000 passengers. regular drivers said the trains were as crushed as any rush hour. >> coming in was a piece of cake. it was fine, nothing i can't handle. >> reporter: this is what those b.a.r.t. riders were hoping to avoid, back ups coming in and going outs of san francisco. >> it's crazy right now. i'm going to drive by the giant's game to see what's going on. >> reporter: on public transit. muni transits were packed. surprising even seasoned veterans. >> the busiest i've ever seen it. >> reporter: passengers say despite the tight conditions they managed to get where they needed to go when they needed to get there. >> it's a smooth ri
. the controversial comments that mitt romney is owning up to. it's all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us on this friday morning, october 5th i'm pam cook. >> i know why you're smiling because it's friday. >> it's because i'm here with you. >> i know that too. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. i get to turn to steve and everything cool? >> with me or the weather? [ laughter ] >> you're always cool. >> we had that drop yesterday. we'll continue that even up to lake county and sacramento today. and areas that are usually pretty hot. not only low clouds but partly cloudy, partly sunny today 60s and 70s. here is sal. >>> westbound highway 4 it's a nice drive so far if you are driving from antioch to concord. right now is a good time to do that. this mornings commute is pretty good if you are driving on the san mateo bridge. yesterday was a bad day but today is good. >>> it is a big weekend in san francisco with more than a million people expected to pack the streets. tara moriarty is in the city with more on why you should expect big
on ktvu.com and if you decide to hit the road, you can get live drive time traffic updates as well. >>> an officer-involved shooting in hayward leaves one man dead. paul chambers is live in hayward with why some people feared for the safety of children nearby. >> reporter: the scene is clear behind me, but this is where the officer-involved shooting happened. this is the second one so far this year. the other happened about two weeks ago. with this incident, the scary part, there were actually people playing in the park right here. and a few yards away from that, tree view elementary school's playground. just before 11:15 this morning, a haywood police officer came up on this honda accord, reported stolen. as the officer approached the car, he saw a man sitting inside. >> he ordered that occupant several times to show his hands and put his hands in the air. the suspect did not comply. >> reporter: investigators say that's when the officer looked over and saw the suspect reaching for a weapon. >> at that point, the officer fearing that the suspect was arming himself was forced to us
video not reviewed yet. i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> family and friends will gather for a candlelight vigil for the woman found dead in the back of her car. the family is pleading with the public to help find the 55-year- old mother and grandobama. the car is a sky blue, 2011 subaru outback with idaho license plates. >>> new developments show the threat that chris stevens faced in benghazi. militias keeping order in the city threatened to quit over a political feud, accord fog a cable sent -- according to a cable stent on september 11th. >>> the bay area will pay tribute to chris stevens next week. next tuesday, more than 700 people are expected to attend a public memorial at san francisco's city hall. and then two days later, the california symphony will day tribute to a concert in walnut creek. >>> president obama will be back in san francisco later today to raise money for his re- election campaign. the president will begin the day in the central valley to dead -- for a -- for a deadcation. a dinner hosted by alice waters and then a concert with john legend follow
take public transportation because parking will be extremely limited. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. san francisco is not the only place with big events this weekend. stanford hosting the arizona wildcats tomorrow and the cow bears taking on ucla at new memorial stadium. sold out justin bieber concert at the oracle arena. madonna at the hp pavilion, florence and the machine at the shoreline tonight. we in the bay area could experience our version of carmageddon, people are urged to take mass transit. coming up, how local systems plan to handle the increase in ridership. a live report on the records that could be broken this weekend. >>> with a new jobless rate, it said the u.s. economy generated only 114,000 new jobs in september, however the unemployment rate went down. the jobless rate is 7-point 8%, it's down 3/10th from august, the lowest rate since january 2009. labor department revised upward the job creation numbers for july and august and a separate report shows 873,000 people found new jobs last month. we will bring you more on the jobless numbers when we get our repor
. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now this is the 10:00 news on ktvu channel 2. >> hello san francisco! >> the president addresses supporters in san francisco tonight after a star studded concert fundraiser. good evening everybody. >> the president took to the stage just 30 minutes ago at the packed stadium. he is expected to race millions of dollars in campaign cash. happening now, heather holmes is live outside the event with the reception he has received in the city. heather. >> reporter: the president just wrapped up the remarks. he spoke to the crowd for about 30 minutes. if you take a look you can see people are beginning to file out. while most were on their feet when john legend was preforming they erupted when the president took to the stage and he calls on them to continue their support and the final 29 days of this campaign. >> we are here because we have work to do. we are here because we have the election to win. we are here because everything we fought for since 2008 is onto line in 2012. i'm going need your help to finish what we started. >>
. in 2007, ktvu's mark curtis gave us a look at all the amazing things you could get to eat at at&t park. >> reporter: there's a saying a walk is as good as a hit. and when it comes to at&t we're not kidding. there's chinese to mexican. >> it's their chance to get out in front of everybody and do what they do. it's our chance too. >> reporter: only in san francisco would a ballpark feature a certified organic farmers market. fresh fruits and veggies, strawberry short cake too. >> what do people say about them? >> they say it's the greatest things in the ballpark. >> reporter: that's her opinion, but now it's time for me to start my own research. >> this is orange chicken. >> and this is beef and broccoli. >> oh, this is very good. >> this is beef broccoli. >> let me try that one. beautiful. >> reporter: some die-hard fans are more traditional baseball foodies. >> what's your favorite food at the ballpark? >> hot dog. >> what are you having? >> garlic fries. >> what are you having? >> a brat and a beer. >> reporter: still nothing says baseball better than hot dogs and sausages. and thousa
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